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Kauai, HI – Things to do When it Rains

If you are here from my previous post on my favorite beaches in Kauai, then welcome back! If this is your first time, then at the end of July I went on a week long vacation to Hawaii with my mom and I wanted to write about my whole trip. So I broke this up into multiple blog posts such as the following:

Today we will cover things to do when it rains!

Kauai Museum: On our second day on the island, rain decided that it wanted to join the party. So I quickly searched things to do that was indoors and did not cost a lot of money to do. The Kauai Museum was of the first things to pop up. I do want to note that there were about 2-3 other museums that showed up, but this one seemed that it would tie up a lot of time, so we decided to go to this one. It cost $20 to get in, but I promise you that it will be worth it.

I wont go into to much detail, so you can experience it for yourself, but we spent about an hour and half walking around the whole museum. From the outside, it does not look like it would take that lohng to go through the whole thing. But if you take your time and take in all the art and history, oh there is so much history that I never realized, you will not be dissapointed.

Here are some photos:

Kauai Plantation Train Ride: Next up, we have the the Kauai Plantation Train Ride. It had actually stopped raining, but it was still a little wet out, so we headed over to the Kilohana Plantation where the Kauai Plantation Railway is. I honestly had no idea what to expect. It cost $20 for a 40 min trainride, but you are up for a whole lot more. You get a tour of the Kilohana Plantation, and about half way through the ride, you stop to feed some animals that they had on the land! Here are some pics:

Koloa Rum Tasting: In the same complex of the Kilohana Plantation you will find Koloa Rum Company. There they have a store front where you can by t-shirts, cups, and rum, lots and lots of rum. On the other half of the store they have free rum tasting. Yes you read that, FREE RUM TASTING!! If that doesn’t make you say sign me up I don’t know what will. And they’re rum is quite tasty, I guess you will just have to check it out for yourself 🙂

Kauai Brewing Company: Last stop is Kauai Brewing Company. Being from San Diego, the craft brew capital, we of course had to check it out. Once walking in the vibe was nothing new. Everyone so welcome and full of that aloha spirit. The beer was as I expected and amazing, and the food was so delicious! Both me and my mom got a flight of beer, cause you know, had to taste them all. And then for food I had some classic fish tacos.

Fish tacos and a flight of beer at Kauai Beer Company
Fish tacos and beer flights at Kauai Beer Company


All in all, we were able to salvage a rainy couple of days. There were a couple other places that we could have checked out, like the chocolate factory, but it just cost far too much.

If you end up or have previously checked any of these places out, you have to let me know how it went. Which was your favorite?

XO Simmone

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